I hail from Australia, and I am a particularly avid collector of vintage Parker pens, Hero pens, and modern Jinhao pens, particularly the X450. My favourite pens are the Parker 51 Aero MkI, the Parker 45, and Jinhao X450.
I discerningly collect inks based on my colour tastes and preferences for characteristics, in particular blues, blue blacks, teals, and permanant blacks. My go to inks for daily writing are SolvX Quink Blue (still available from India), Waterman Mysterious Blue, Hero 234 Carbon Black, Hero 233 Blue (pigmented) and my favourite ink, Blackstone Sydney Harbour. I also mix my own ink blends.
My favourite nibs are a P51 medium-broad 14k, P45 14k medium flex, and Jinhao #6 medium stub regrind. I regrind some of my own nibs to specifically suit my needs.
In addition to fountain pens, I also collect ballpoint pens, in particular Parker Jotters and vintage Papermate.